I am your constant companion,
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am at your command.
Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well
Turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done.
After a few lessons, I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great people
And the regret of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine but I will work with all its precision
Plus the intelligence of a person.
Now you may run me for profit or you may run me for ruin.
It makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me and
I will lay the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
I am called Habit! And Habit is my name.
This is one of my all-time favorites. It has been said, “The difference between the successful person and the unsuccessful person is this: The successful person is in the habit of doing things the unsuccessful person doesn’t do.” Pretty straight-forward, right? Those remarkable three little words—“in the habit.” We can take the word “person” and replace it with athlete, team, parent or company; it doesn’t matter! It works just the same. Bad habits, like comfortable beds, are easy to get into and difficult to get out of. Building a great department, branch, region, division or company comes down to a leader’s ability to positively affect those three little words: in the habit. Coaching your team to be “in the habit” of doing the right things, is the first step towards continued and balanced improvement.
At Butler Street, we work as trusted advisors with our clients to ensure that each of our programs include a “system of reinforcing activities” to make certain that your teams will be “in the habit” of doing the right things. Whether you leverage our Strategic Account Selling Training, Key Account Management, Client Risk Analysis or Talent Development Services, each of our programs is customized to drive great habits throughout your organization. Click on CONTACT to start the conversation.